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    Jewel got a reaction from Elliot in Hearoes NEW aural rehab app free   
    Thanks @Mary Beth. I was able to access the app via the website. Strange that it wouldn't show up in the App Store otherwise. 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Elliot in Hearoes NEW aural rehab app free   
    Hi @Mary Beth
    Is this in the App Store? I can't find it. 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Problem with forum   
    Hi @Mary Beth
    I usually get the email notifications. Not sure why I don't always get them but I got an email this morning about your tagging me. 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Aural rehab tips from Mary Beth   
    @Mary Beth
    It is a small device that uses VOIP, Voice over Internet Protocol. For a relatively small annual fee (USD39.99) you can make unlimited calls to the US and Canada.  You can can call other countries too for a small additional charge. 
    I have used it for the Cochlear line and to call Med-El as the regular landline prices here for international calls are expensive. 
    I got mine at Walmart. I think Americans probably use it for free local calls. 
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in AudioLink for Sonnets   
    I recently had an opportunity to review the AudioLink with my Sonnet processors.  Today I asked Med-El if I could join in conversations here about the AudioLink or if I should wait until they use my review.  Med-El said I could join in conversations about the new AudioLink.
    AudioLink works with Sonnet and Sonnet 2 processors.  For bilateral Sonnet/Sonnet 2 users, the sound is heard on both sides.
    It is very easy to sync the AudioLink to our processors.  Very similar to pairing the FineTuner remote.
    We can use the AudioLink three ways:
    1) use the AudioLink by itself as a remote mic worn by someone or set on a table
    2) use the AudioLink with cables for true stereo music (separate left/right instrumentals), listening to all audio from any headphone jack, connected to the TV via the dock
    3) use the AudioLink with BlueTooth.  There are two ways the AudioLink works with BlueTooth.  One way is directly for phone calls.  The other way is through a BT converter app (A2DP blocker) that runs in the background and allows streaming of music, audiobooks, etc.
    The AudioLink is not supposed to be used on planes. (Just like the Roger Select/Pen are not supposed to be used on planes.)
     
    My favorite features of the AudioLink are:
    * True left/right stereo for music IF the AudioLink is plugged directly to the sound source
    * The ability to adjust the mixing ratio 
    * Access to a 100/0 mix ratio (sound source only)
    * No need to switch to MT or T so never encounter electromagnetic interference
     
    Hopefully Med-El US will soon announce a release date and price for AudioLink.  
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in AudioLink for Sonnets   
    @Jewel
    Look at my post directly above this.
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Selecting the best assistive tech for the listening situation   
    @Jewel
     
    https://www.phonakpro.com/us/en/products/wireless-accessories/roger-table-mic/overview-roger-table-mic.html
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Selecting the best assistive tech for the listening situation   
    @Jewel
    No you don’t need anything special to Connect the Table Mic II and the Pen as long as they are compatible.  Read about how to do that on the Phonak Roger pages and see if it appeals to you.
    I will tag you where I commented on my favorite features of the AudioLink.
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Selecting the best assistive tech for the listening situation   
    @Jewel
     
    https://www.phonakpro.com/us/en/about-phonak/technologies/roger-wireless.html
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Selecting the best assistive tech for the listening situation   
    @Jewel
    Neither option is cheap unfortunately.
    A few things to consider.....
     
    Roger transmitters can work together and you already have the Pen.  Do you have the Roger 21 integrated Sonnet receiver?
    So if you were to purchase another Roger transmitter, they could work together at two places on the large table or a presenter wearing one and the other on the table.  Check out all Roger transmitter options, not only the Select.  There is a Roger Table Mic II That may interest you.
    Roger transmitters adapt to the noise level in the room.  This helps.  
    Have you played around with sensitivity in those settings while using Roger?  If you are comfortable playing around with your FineTuner in that setting, it may help.
     
    As far as which is better Roger or AudioLink,  I can’t really answer that.  To me assistive tech must match the listening situation and there is no wonder piece of tech that solves every problem for every person.
     
    If I was trying to help the meeting situations you described above, Roger would work better for me in those settings because:
    -I could link more than one transmitter
    -Roger mics adapt in noise
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in What type of assistive tech did you use with your Med-El processors this month?   
    My GoTo ALDs were Artone 3 Max for webinars and Skype plus my Roger Pen for meetings at work 
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    Jewel reacted to Michael Drury in Experience with Sonnet 2 compared to Sonnet   
    Dont get me wrong the sonnet is great tye sound quality is great.
    But the sonnet 2 is the new game changer to listening and everyday living. Like its bloody amazing I tell ya.
    The new app that you can put on your phone makes life so much easier with just a click of a few buttons you have access to so much stuff eg. Changing programs, volume, sensitivity you can restart to factory settings from the first day of activation.
    The Audiokey is the icing on the cake this device is incredible small light wait essy to use and also with just a button touch away to shut of all background noise and it is awesome.
    Sometimes when you or we are out in the world traveling,camping or just walking anywhere it's just so great to have something so small in your pocket also with your phone as well.
    Plus even in the car driving some of the noises we all hear sometimes is all to much to take in while driving and trying t ol concentrate with tye road rules safe driving. With the Audiokey just press the one of tye buttons and booom all background noise are gone and all you can concentrate is on your safe driving and the people in the car with you. Plus music now that's another thing that has become such a success from the team at MED-EL.
    Now I can finally start to understand and listen to music in my car or at home. Still not perfect and it probably will not or it will along time to get back.
    But also Guys we all should be thankful for what we have and the technology that these guys are doing for us so we can hear again. At the end of the day I'm just happy to be able to sit and have a conversation with my kids and thats all I wanted and that's what MED-EL have given me. So I'm so thankful for what they done.... peace out guys. Pls feel free to ask me anything else I'll be glad to an6any questions the best way I can with the new sonnet 2.
     
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Experience with Sonnet 2 compared to Sonnet   
    @Michael Drury
    Let’s use this new topic so people can find this info.
     
    What do you like about Sonnet 2 compared to your Sonnet?
    Curious minds want to know!  Smile.
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Audiolink / Batteries ??   
    Hey @Michael Drury
    Saw that Med-El put a post of you on Facebook. Nice to put a face with the name 🙂
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    Jewel got a reaction from Michael Drury in Audiolink / Batteries ??   
    Hey @Michael Drury
    Saw that Med-El put a post of you on Facebook. Nice to put a face with the name 🙂
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    Jewel reacted to Michael Drury in Audiolink / Batteries ??   
    @Mary Beth
    At the start it was very hard and frustrating cause before the accident I was involved in my hearing was perfect then when i came to it from the coma I had nothing at all.....
    Then 3 weeks after I had a little hearing on my right side which was only about 15%.
    Then it only lasted about a week tyen woke up and gone.
    But since havin both sides done it's great cause sometimes you just want to hear nothing and some days I run with nothing it's great lol.
    And yes that's the remote I have and it was what I used at the table and worked absolutely awesome..
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    Jewel reacted to Michael Drury in Audiolink / Batteries ??   
    I haven't used my roger pen yet as it's only new iv just been getting use to the Audiokey.
    Once I get use to it I will let you guys know how it goes.
    So far with the sonnet 2 I find it more clearer then the sonnet. The rondo 2 is pretty much in the same way as the sonnet 2 just with nothing behind my ear.
    So I'm very happy with sonnet 2 also driving my car (my older classic car) which is very loud to drive due to the motor work I have had done I have got my audiologist to have a settings to switch to to shut the all background noise while driving and it works fantastic.
     
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Audiolink / Batteries ??   
    @Jewel
    Yes it does. 
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Audiolink / Batteries ??   
    @Jewel
    The AudioLink can act like a remote mic on a table.  We can control the mix ratio of sound through AudioLink versus sound through Sonnet/Sonnet 2 mics.
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    Jewel reacted to Mary Beth in Audiolink / Batteries ??   
    @Michael Drury
    Do you mean you placed the AudioLink in the center of the table facing up?  The new streaming device for Sonnet and Sonnet 2?
    sorry for all the questions but you are the first person here with actual Sonnet 2 experience!  Smile
    Will you describe what you mean by the Rondo 2 is very sensitive?
    Soon I will be upgrading and need to choose between Rondo 2 and Sonnet 2.
    I appreciate your help!
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    Jewel reacted to Michael Drury in Audiolink / Batteries ??   
    @Jewel
    Thank you.
    The quality between sonnet 2 and the rondo 2 to me they are 2 different sounds.
    With the rondo 2 it's very sensitive not really sure why bit that's just what I think.
    And yes the bar that I went to was very load and all i did was placed the Audiokey in the middle of the table facing up and it worked great only picking up what all my mates were talking about and only very small amounts of background noises. To me I'd rather this then having normal hearing to be honest. Cause if it gets to much we can just turn it of lol.
    If you want all the back ground noise to switched of you can have that also.
    Hope this helps
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Here comes a new challenger   
    @Evren
    It might take a few months for music to start making sense. Patience is the key. 
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    Jewel reacted to Michael Drury in Audiolink / Batteries ??   
    Hi Lorna and Mary,
    I have both ears blugged in with med-el and I have both sonnet and sonnet 2 and the rondo 2 also. They all work absolutely great.
    Feel free to ask me any questions at all.
    I have only had sonnet 2 for two days now. Which i am the first one in Australia to have the sonnet 2.
    Sonnet 2 works bloody awesome best sound quality the app on my phone is very easy to use.
    Like I said feel free to ask any questions and I hope I can answer your questions well.
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    Jewel got a reaction from Evren in Here comes a new challenger   
    @Evren
    It might take a few months for music to start making sense. Patience is the key. 
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    Jewel got a reaction from Mary Beth in Here comes a new challenger   
    Hi @Evren
    Sounds like you are off to a great start. Congrats. Things change rapidly in the first few weeks of  activation. 
    When is your next mapping appointment? Have you started doing aural rehab? 
    I hope the tinnitus settles down soon. 
    Looking forward to reading more updates from you. 
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